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Vasco Branco

  • Post-Doc researcher
  • Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa) Faculty of Pharmacy University of Lisbon
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Research interests

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About

Degree in Biology (2003; Faculty of Sciences UL); PhD in Pharmacy - Toxicology (2012; Faculty of Pharmacy UL); Area of research: Toxicology and Redox Biology; The main research interest concerns how the interaction between mercury compounds and antioxidant systems (thioredoxin; glutathione) modulates the unfolding of neurodevelopmental toxicity. Namely, the research is focused on understanding how mercury affects microglia activation and neural stem cell differentiation. Knowledge of these early toxic events is a key tool for identifying potential biomarkers of early effect to be used in Human Risk Assessment. How selenium compounds interact with mercurials and modify toxicity is also an interest.

Co-authors (75)

Publications (5)

  • Microplastics cause neurotoxicity, oxidative damage and energy-related changes and interact with the bioaccumulation of mercury in the European seabass, Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758)

    • Barboza L
    • Vieira L
    • Branco V
    • et al.
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  • Biomarkers of mercury toxicity: Past, present, and future trends

    • Branco V
    • Caito S
    • Farina M
    • et al.
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  • Redox Signaling Mediated by Thioredoxin and Glutathione Systems in the Central Nervous System

    • Ren X
    • Zou L
    • Zhang X
    • et al.
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  • Origin and transport of trace metals deposited in the canyons off Lisboa and adjacent slopes (Portuguese Margin) in the last century

    • Costa A
    • Mil-Homens M
    • Lebreiro S
    • et al.
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  • Temporal clustering of metals in a short sediment core of the cascais canyon (Portuguese Margin)

    • Mil-Homens M
    • Costa A
    • Lebreiro S
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Post-Doc researcher

Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa) Faculty of Pharmacy University of Lisbon

April 2013 - Present